Posts by Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

November 29, 2022

Woodworker Spends 100 Hours Carving a Crocodile Emerging from Wood Bar Top

Working from his studio in northwestern Pennsylvania, Scott Dow is a skilled chainsaw artist who is always pushing his creativity to the limits. One of his most impressive projects to date is a unique bar top made from locally sourced catalpa. A carved crocodile rises from the center of the table, its body and head emerging from the “water.” It took Dow about 100 hours to finish the stunning piece.

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November 28, 2022

Soaring Qatar Skyscraper Is a Memorial to the Lost Lives of Migrant Workers

The road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has not been smooth. In fact, since FIFA awarded the country to right to host the tournament in 2010, controversy has surrounded the decision. In particular, the country's history with human rights issues—especially related to migrant workers—came to a head in the construction necessary for the games. In 2014, WEEK Architecture decided to shed light on these problems with their Qatar World Cup Memorial.

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November 25, 2022

Kinetic Diamond-Shaped ‘Glasshouse’ Unfurls Like a Blooming Flower

Mixing function and form, Heatherwick Studio has created a stunning kinetic structure at the UK's Woolbeding Gardens. Nestled in a historic Sussex estate, Glasshouse is a glass and aluminum structure that unfurls into a crown. This beautiful marriage of art, architecture, and engineering was inspired by Victorian terrariums and is a focal point of the estate's homage to the Silk Road.

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